The capital of Greece is Athens. It is also the country's largest city, as well as one of the oldest cities in the world. Athens is sometimes referred to as the "historical capital of Europe."
Athens was one of the two main city-states of the ancient Greek empire and has been an important seaport for several thousand years. During the classical period, Athens was an important center of culture, arts and education. Its most recognizable landmark is the Parthenon, an ancient temple perched atop the rock of the Acropolis, which is the key landmark in the largest automobile-free zone in Europe.